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Vinovskis, Maris A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Provides a concise overview of the role of the federal government in educational statistics and research. Although the scale and methodologies of these projects have increased in size and complexity, federal educational statistical research has never become a significant force in educational reform. (MJP)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Improvement
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Dzuback, Mary Ann – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Explores the origins and development of the Graduate Department of Social Economy and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College, PA. Analyzes social science teaching and research fostered in the department. Includes two tables listing women who received doctorates from the department between 1915 and 1940 along with a faculty listing. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Females
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Kaestle, Carl F. – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Describes the difficulties that historians have in determining the truth about any historical event or issue. Contends that new areas of historical research, such as women's history, minority history, and radical history have diversified the concept of truth. Provides three sources of standards for truth to guide future historians. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Epistemology, Higher Education, Historiography
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Hiner, N. Ray – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Provides an interdisciplinary framework for the study of education. Speculates on an appropriate definition for education to be used by all social scientists. Reviews early organizational efforts of the profession and notes the growing inclusiveness of the field. Recommends improved scholarship and formulation of educational policy.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational History, Educational Policy, Higher Education